Greensboro, NC -- The Guilford County Board of Elections has confirmed some voters ran into problems trying to cast their ballots for the presidential candidate of their choice Monday, but say the voters were cautioned about the issue and that the problem was quickly fixed.
A viewer contacted WFMY News 2 about the difficulty she ran into at the Bur-Mil Park early voting location. The woman says a poll worker warned her that when she selected one presidential candidate's name on the touch-screen voting device, the other candidate would appear as her choice. That's exactly what happened when the woman entered the voting booth. But on a confirmation screen before she officially cast her ballot, she was able to correct and confirm her initial choice.
Charlie Collicutt, deputy director of the Guilford County Board of Elections, confirmed the issue to WFMY News 2. Collicutt says when elections officials were notified about the problems, they immediately told poll workers to warn voters about the issue. Rather than shutting down the entire polling place, technicians were dispatched to deactivate and recalibrate two voting machines at a time.
Collicutt points out that at three different stages in the voting process, voters are asked to confirm their selections -- and can make sure they choose the candidates they want. No one was prevented from voting for the candidate of their choice, he says, if they were paying close attention to their selections.
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